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- November 21, 2017 -

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New Church Dedicated in Inner Mongolia

By Josiah Li
on November 10, 2017 01:11 AM

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Urad Front Banner Church: (credit: Lucien Hu )
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Inside Urad Front Banner Church: A thanksgiving service was held on Nov.3, 2017 to celebrate the dedication.(credit: Lucien Hu )

On November 3, 2017, a new church and its affiliated training center were dedicated in Bayannur, Inner Mongolia, with about 3,000 people in attendance.

Rev. Song Limin, the senior pastor of Urad Front Banner Church, stated that it took seven years to make the church plan come true.

Covering 4,487 square meters (6.73 acres), the church has a ten-meter long chapel that can hold over 1,200 people, an office building, and a six-story training center. The interior church walls and heating system are still not complete. The total cost of the new church is estimated at 13.98 million yuan.

The gospel was introduced into Urad Front Banner in 1888 and eleven years later the first chapel was built in the banner. From 1949 to 1950, the church became independent. In 1984, a TSPM and CCC branch was established in the banner. Five years later, Ulashan County had the first legal church named Urad Front Banner Church. Two new churches were constructed in the county in 1994. In 2004, the old church facility was removed and Urad Front Banner Church was relocated to beside a hospital.

"During the church construction, we were sometimes exhausted and came to a dead end. We went through it by God's grace." The pastor said.

- Translated by Karen Luo

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